Endometriosis: Endometrial tissue, which forms the lining of the uterus, grows outside of your uterus and implants itself onto your pelvic organs and tissues, like an entitled little _______ (insert your word of choice). This terrible disorder affects roughly 10-15% of women of reproductive age. There are a few theories as to why this occurs, but… Continue reading Dispelling Dyspareunia Part 3: Endometriosis
I think it is so important for women to feel supported, encouraged, not alone, understood. That's why I asked this brave soul to share her story. I hope you are able to find some humor, hope and help through her vaginismus journey. I guess you could say Vaginismus and I met on my wedding night. … Continue reading Vaginismus: A Success Story
VULVODYNIA: the painful (dynia) vagina (vulva). Let's talk about the classifications of this babe: Generalized: The entire vulva experiences an abnormal sensation. This can be brought on by touch from clothing, hands, with intercourse, etc. or it can happen spontaneously and may always be present. OR you could have a fun mix of both. Localized:… Continue reading Dispelling Dyspareunia Part 2: Vulvodynia
Dyspareunia, in human words, means painful sex. And is technically its own diagnosis, but in my experience, the symptoms usually lead to a more specific secondary diagnosis. Sex can be a touchy (pun) topic. Most of us keep that part of our life very private, even if you have the best sex-life known to man (or… Continue reading Dispelling Dyspareunia Part 1: Vaginismus
REAL QUICK! I decided it might be beneficial to have a post on the good lubes only so you can easily spot/click on and purchase a brand without having to look at the ingredients. Here are the types we have already discussed and have a stamp of approval from me: Organic Olive Oil Organic Coconut Oil… Continue reading Lube 102: The Good Stuff
We went out of town for a wedding last weekend and I thought, what better segue to start the convo on SEXY TIME?! 💃💋 You can call it coitus (if you're a Big Bang Theory nerd like my hubs), intercourse, baby making, Netflix and chillin', or just plain sex. No matter your word choice, it is… Continue reading Lube 101
The answer is, YES! You have a pelvic floor, or pelvic diaphragm, as some of the cool kids call it. Even you, men. Here is a very cut and dry picture of the female pelvic floor and lower abdominal viscera. Photo Cred: Vagiflex.com So what is the pelvic floor exactly? It is a group of muscles that… Continue reading What the heck is a pelvic floor and do I have one?